On the occasion of President Biden’s one year anniversary in the White House, he held a press conference to answer the many questions that the media has about the important issues of the day. Unfortunately, some members of the press corps don’t take this as seriously as it deserves.
The press conference lasted a couple of hours as Biden sought to give everyone an opportunity to have their questions answered. However, some of the right-wing rabble grew impatient because they were so anxious to hear from Peter Doocy of Fox News. So they took to Twitter to complain that Biden was dodging him before the event was even over:
WHERE IS PETER DOOCY?!#bidenpressconference
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) January 19, 2022
I wonder why Jen Psaki didn’t put Peter Doocy on Joe’s approved reporter list.
— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) January 19, 2022
Also not news, but it appears Fox's Peter Doocy is not on the pre-approved list of reporters provided to the president.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 19, 2022
President Trump never dodged Jim Acosta.
Why does Joe Biden dodge James Rosen and Peter Doocy?
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) January 19, 2022
No way he calls on Peter Doocy! Because he will ask the tough questions and we all know he can't answer them! Well, he hasn't really answered any of them so what does he have to lose?
— Lisa No More Bullshit? (or cow farts) ?? (@TXFrogMomma) January 19, 2022
Is Brandon, I mean @JoeBiden afraid of Peter Doocy and James Rosen?
President Trump never dodged CNN Clown Jim Acosta.
— ?? Pismo ?? (@Pismo_B) January 19, 2022
Omg. He’s still at it. Where’s Peter Doocy. When will he get to ask questions.
— Veronica Manders (@MandersVeronica) January 19, 2022
Biden is scared of Peter Doocy
But not Putin ?
— ?Deborah-UnTamed ??? (@UnTamedInSD) January 19, 2022
Shortly after these whiners lashed at Biden for being afraid of letting Doocy ask a question, you’ll never guess what happened. Biden called on Doocy, who proceeded to ask a question that would justify never being called on again. Biden greeted Doocy saying that “You always ask me the nicest questions. None of them make sense to me.” Followed by this exchange…
Doocy: Why are you trying so hard in your first year to pull the country so far to the left?
Biden: Well, I’m not. I don’t know what you consider to be too far to the left. In fact, I’m talking about making sure we had the money for COVID. Making sure we had the money to put together the bipartisan infrastructure. Making sure we were able to provide for those things that, in fact, would significantly reduce the burden on working class people, but make them have to continue to work hard. I don’t know how that pulls to the left. You may recall that you guys were trying to convince me that I am Bernie Sanders. I’m not. I like him. But I’m not Bernie Sanders. I’m not a socialist. I’m a mainstream Democrat and I have been. And mainstream Democrats have overwhelmingly noticed that 48 of the 50 supported me in the Senate on virtually everything I’ve asked.
Biden tells Peter Doocy about his questions "None of them make a lot of sense to me," then laughs at him when Doocy asked why Biden is trying so hard to pull the country to the left. #BidenPresser #BidenPressConference pic.twitter.com/gCdCYWufQk
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 19, 2022
So that was what the right-wingers were waiting for with such rapt anticipation? That was what they wrongly believed was the sort of question that Biden would avoid? And what do they have to say now that Biden not only called on Doocy, but politely replied to his preposterous inquiry?
What’s more, Biden also called on James Rosen of Newsmax, whose question was even worse:
Rosen: Why do you suppose such large segments of the American electorate have come to harbor such profound concerns about your cognitive fitness?
Biden: I have no idea.
Biden just waves off Newsmax correspondent James Rosen's longwinded question asking why many Americans are questioning his mental and cognitive fitness.
"I have no idea." pic.twitter.com/3K5qdbxt8y
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 19, 2022
Biden gave that question precisely the amount of time and consideration it deserved. What exactly did Rosen expect Biden to say? Did he think Biden might go into an extended discourse on his mental acuity? Perhaps Biden should have noted that members of a Yale conference concluded that Donald Trump is “too mentally ill to serve.” Or Biden could have reported that the American people overwhelmingly regard Trump as unfit for the duties of his office. Or maybe Biden should have mentioned the Fox News poll that found that a majority of voters said that Trump doesn’t have the mental soundness to serve.
If these questions by Doocy and Rosen are examples of the mental fitness of reporters from Fox News and Newsmax, the Biden White House would be entirely justified in declining their credentials for future press conferences. But then we would miss the humiliation they subject themselves to.
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